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In Search Of A Good Wide Angle Zoom!  
User currently offlineTu154m From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 683 posts, RR: 5
Posted (10 years 1 month 10 hours ago) and read 3334 times:

Wanted to get some info from personal use, of which wide angle zooms are giving everyone the best results. I'm using a digi SLR so I really want to go around 15mm-80mm. Of course that probably won't be possible but somewhere in that range. I'm mainly concerned at the wider end........also I don't have unlimited funds!!! Basically I need a good lens that I won't have to replace after a year of use! Looking for your suggestions!


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User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 9 hours ago) and read 3321 times:

Canon Zoom Super Wide Angle EF 17-40mm f/4L USM $655
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=productlist&A=details&Q=&sku=279582&is=USA

Canon Zoom Super Wide Angle EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM $599
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=productlist&A=details&Q=&sku=351548&is=USA

Canon Zoom Wide Angle-Telephoto EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM $310
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=productlist&A=details&Q=&sku=129189&is=USA

I have the 28-105mm which is around $80 cheaper, great little lens to have....but probably not wide enough for you. I went for the Sigma 17-35mm f/2.8. Primarily because I was on a budget and I got it for $300, works well for me though.

Sigma Zoom Super Wide Angle 17-35mm f/2.8-4.0 EX DG Aspherical HSM $489
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=productlist&A=details&Q=&sku=317360&is=REG


User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9666 posts, RR: 68
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 9 hours ago) and read 3320 times:
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I shoot Nikon, and have great results with both the Nikon 12-24 and the Sigma 15-30. The Nikon costs about twice the Sigma ($1000 US).

User currently offlineLyzzard From Singapore, joined Nov 2003, 404 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 9 hours ago) and read 3316 times:

It would help if you told us what sort of body you're using, else the recommendations may not be appropriate.

User currently offlineTu154m From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 683 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month ago) and read 3285 times:

Lyzzard.................10D body. The main uses would be close ramp type shots, i.e. where you have unlimited access to the subject. BUT, I also need one that could be used on close-in approach shot situations!! I just want to make sure all bases are covered!!(well, as well as they can be!!)
Thanks all who have replied!



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User currently offlineINNflight From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 3767 posts, RR: 60
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3266 times:

You say you need a super wide lens and a telezoom lens, which is not available as a single lens so far, as far as my knowledge goes...

Altough a bit expensive, I think you would cover both criterias perfectly with a Canon 16-35 and a Canon 35-350...

Florian



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User currently offlineJofa From Sweden, joined Apr 2002, 320 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3234 times:

The Canon ED 17-40 is an awesome lens. It's more than i thought it would be performancewise.

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